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International Curriculum Association

Improving learning in schools for more than 30 years.

By teachers, for teachers, the International Curriculum for learners aged 2-14 years old is learnt and taught in over 1,000 schools and more than 90 countries. The International Curriculum is complemented by the ICA’s school Accreditation and Professional Development services, that support over 15,000 teachers and leaders globally.

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International Early Years Curriculum

The IEYC is a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum solution encompassing all areas of learning relevant to the early years, kindergarten and pre-school. A perfect tool for the transition phase, the IEYC helps to establish a seamless link between early years and compulsory education.

The IEYC guides the transformative nature of learning and development of the whole child, promoting playful learning experiences that nurture curiosity, agency and enquiry. The seven foundations of the International Curriculum are applied specifically to the early years context underpinning all learning, consisting of: Child-focused Dimensions of Learning and Development; A Progressive Pedagogy; A Process to Facilitate Learning for All; Globally Competent Learners; Knowledge, Skills and Understanding are learnt, taught and assessed differently; Connected Learning; and Reflective Practices for Improving Learning.

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International Primary Curriculum

Guided by international and evidenced-based research, the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) supports the holistic development of learners aged 5-11 years old with enjoyable, relevant, and rigorous learning, preparing them to be globally competent, socially conscious, and motivated individuals that positively contribute to the world they live in.

The IPC is a framework for learning with comprehensive materials and a defined progressive pedagogy created for learners, teachers and leaders, enhanced by professional development and support services from the International Curriculum Association (ICA).

Designed to be engaging, rigorous and enjoyable for primary-aged learners, the IPC embraces the transformative nature of learning with the goal of improving learning for all.

The IPC is designed around seven foundations for improving learning: Learner-focused Personal, International and Subject Learning Goals; A Progressive Pedagogy; A Process to Facilitate Learning for All; Globally Competent Learners; Knowledge, Skills and Understanding are taught, learned and assessed differently; Connected Learning; and Assessment for Improving Learning. The International Curriculum utilizes educational research to regularly enhance and review its design, ensuring that leaders and teachers are best equipped to guide effective learning in their contexts.

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International Middle Years Curriculum

The International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) engages learners aged 11-14-year-olds and focuses on the specific needs of the teenage brain. Guided by brain-based research, it is combined with a progressive pedagogy that encourages teenagers to be informed, globally competent, and future-ready learners.

The IMYC features units crafted around Big Ideas for teachers to create rigorous and enjoyable learning opportunities that enable students to connect and make meaning with their subjects. The framework enables teachers to personalize the IMYC to adolescents while developing their Knowledge, Skills and Understanding across multiple subject areas, encouraging them to positively contribute to the world now and in the future.

Academically informed and designed to be rigorous yet flexible in its design, the IMYC guides the transformative nature of learning and the development of the whole student, preparing them for lifelong learning, within school and beyond.

The IMYC is designed upon the internationally-researched seven foundations of the International Curriculum: Learner-focused Personal, International and Subject Learning Goals; A Progressive Pedagogy; A Process to Facilitate Learning for All; Globally Competent Learners; Knowledge, Skills and Understanding are taught, learned and assessed differently; Connected Learning; and Assessment for Improving Learning.

As the culminating age-range of the International Curriculum, the IMYC utilizes the latest educational research and evidence to ensure its design remains at the forefront of learning design for international education.

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Accreditation: A global association of international schools

The ICA supports each school on its own unique journey with the International Curriculum through the stages of Recognition and Accreditation. ICA experts and mentors work alongside teachers, leaders and the school community to collaboratively focus on improving learning.

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